Problem recording - Windows 8

HI, the great gang of audacity.
is audacity 2.0.4 compatible w/ win 8? I just cannot hear any voice audio out of audacity while recording. Cannot see any waveforms. What gives? Am using Gateway PC FX4710, multimedia pc w/ 6GB memory, using Realtek audio, Preferences are = MME, realtek or microsoft sound mapper, stereo 2 channels.
Pls. advice, really hurting to see audacity down. losing sleep!!!
thnx - much -simsan

Audacity works with Windows 8.
What are you trying to record?

hi Steve, Sorry for a delayed response,
trying to record some online religious hymns and prayers. but running Audacity 2.0.4 nor 2.0.0 just does not show any waveform (signs of recording under Edit/Preferences/Tracks). Has Realtek Audio card and drivers are working fine. can hear out thru’ my installed speakers. Using win8, has 1 TB space, 6 GB memory. Usually i used to install Audacity on a separate partition, rather than the Windows “C” drive. But even went ahead and uninstalled the audacity 2.0.4 and installed on “c” drive just for faster interaction. Am using Audacity for the past 7-8 years. thanks much. I truly appreciate any help/guidance you can provide here. best - raj.

Try upgrading to Audacity 2.0.5 and use the “WASAPI loopback” option.
Please see these links:

Audacity 2.0.5 is available here:

Hi Steve, thanks for your reply and got the fix. Now, the recording happens but the sound is all in “echo”. Even while listening thru’ the PC stereo speakers during recording, it changes to “Echo” effect". what gives? pls. advice. much thanks -best, simsan